The Second Annual BACKPACKER Cover Contest

Submit your photo below for a chance to be on the BACKPACKER cover!

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You’ve been to amazing places and brought back the proof: amazing photos. Now take your images to the next level and enter our Cover Contest.

Tamron SP 150-600mm Di VC USD G2 ultra telephoto lens

In addition to seeing his or her shot on the cover fo the 2019 November Issue, the winner will receive a callout in BACKPACKER & a Tamron SP 150-600mm Di VC USD G2 ultra telephoto lens (a $1,399 value) with superb performance and top image stabilization. 

All entrants will receive a $50 bonus mail-in rebate for USA entrants only for purchase of a Tamron SP 150-600mm Di VC USD G2 (model A022) at any authorized Tamron USA retailer.

Before you get started download our PDF guidelines and tips for shooting the perfect BACKPACKER cover.

THE WINNING IMAGE WILL BE PUBLISHED on the cover of the October 2018 issue. Now go out and start hiking—and shooting.

The Best of 2017’s Cover Contest

2017 Cover Contest Winning Photo by Nina McIntosh

2017 Cover Contest Winner
Nina McIntosh

A walk in the park

Photo by Kyle Ledeboer


Don’t let the smile fool you…

Photo by Armando Hernandez


Hiking up to sunset

Photo by Erin Sublette


Grand Tetons

Photo by Colton Jacobs


Balancing On Layers 

Photo by Jennifer Carr


Morning at the Matterhorn

Photo by Christian Burris


McAfee Knob, Appalachian Trail

Photo by Dani Parsons


Backpacking among the sequoias in Jenny Lakes Wilderness, CA

Photo by Matt Bloomfield


Greeting the sun on our way to paradise.

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